For the LOVE OF ALL THAT IS UNHOLY! Switch the drop point colors in final stage Your Drop/Their Drop objectives!! You may not have noticed but there is a very... VERY large portion of the game population, mostly on EU servers, who have little to ZERO understanding of the English language! (How they manage to log on is a mystery to me).
One too many times, has some trainee decided to drive to the BLUE marker, even though You are beating your head against a keyboard in every language you can muster to tell them that you have to go the ORANGE marker.
This is NOT rocket science! Ever since the dawn of gaming, the colors BLUE and GREEN are most prominently used to color friendly items. Fellow combatants, objectives, etc etc. Every other color (most prominently RED) Have been used to note HOSTILE objectives.
I understand this mix in color coding is largely because Your Drop counts an Attack objective, and Their Drop as a Defend objective. But there are better ways to avoid this confusion.
Example RED! Use the red color to denote the enemy drop in this objective. Objective shape: Those who don't know, in modern armies, friendly units are marked with a rectangle on maps for example. Hostiles are noted with a diamond.
That's the most commonly used system in the world for marking friendly and hostile units on battlefield maps.
I am NOT asking this game to be turned into something it isn't, and shouldn't become. I'm simply saying that such things MUST be made clear so that even the most illiterate or language deficient person can understand what is going on.
On further though. Localization! Put some of that armas earned money into use and TRANSLATE THE GAME. Make the UI available in English, Russian, Chinese (or some other widely used mandarin language), and French and/or German. I can bet a LOT of confusion would be avoided this way, and the game would become much more accessible to a wider demographic.
Rather than doublepost, I will add this one here:
Let players talk messages in Team when dead. This is sometimes the ONLY time someone can communicate important information to their team without being run over while typing.
Yes, You can type a message up when dead and press enter the moment you spawn to send it. But that doesn't help. A lot of the times, the information is TIME SENSITIVE!
Edited by lakais02, 09 January 2012 - 01:04 PM.